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The B&N Podcast

Apr 17, 2019

On this episode we're joined by New York Times columnist, radio and television commentator and bestselling author David Brooks, talking about his new book The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life. Brooks is the bestselling author of books including Bobos in Paradise, Patio Man, The Social Animal and The Road to...


Apr 12, 2019

Today on the B&N Podcast Damon Young joins us to talk about his new book What Doesn’t Kill You Make You Blacker a reflection on life as a black man in 21st-century America that's by turns arrestingly honest, deeply incisive, and wonderfully funny.  Young came to prominence as a commentator on culture and society...


Apr 8, 2019

Martha Hall Kelly's runaway 2016 bestseller Lilac Girls captivated the world with the braided stories of three women -- one American, one German, one Polish -- who witness the tumultuous events of the 1940s and 1950s. Readers who dove into that story will be overjoyed to return to Martha Hall Kelly's fiction with her...


Apr 5, 2019

Today on the podcast we're taking a look into the still-young language of coding — and into the people who speak it and use it to build the digital world that is increasingly meshing with our daily lives.  Clive Thompson has been walking the border between high technology and social change for years, in his writing...


Apr 3, 2019

Today on the B&N Podcast, we talk with the author of such fascinatingly varied works as Capital, Fragrant Harbor, The Debt to Pleasure and IOU. With The Wall, John Lanchester looks into a startlingly near but radically altered future, one in which a nameless island nation has built a mighty barrier to keep out both...